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Whole Systems Thinking: Education for Sustainability at a Montessori School

Available from: InformIT

Publication: Eingana, vol. 30, no. 1

Pages: 9-11

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Abstract/Notes: Whole systems thinking is a framework for seeing the whole picture, for establishing interrelationships and understanding phenomena as an integrated whole. Systems thinking may be contrasted with fragmentary thinking, which is viewing phenomena in their separate parts and focusing only on narrow specialisations. In an education for sustainability (EfS) context this means emphasising relationships: relationships between all the systems on planet Earth, and at different systems levels, as they relate to the environment, economics, government, health, and so on. Values and goals are also important aspects of these relationships. Sterling argues that: 'We are educated by and large to compete and consume rather than to care and conserve'. Furthermore, the same author maintains that because of the imposition of managerial and economic values on education we have lost touch with the social values and real-life contexts of authentic education. With these ideas in mind, this paper briefly examines the application of whole systems thinking on an EfS program at a small Montessori primary school in the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. [Author abstract, ed]

Language: English

ISSN: 0156-7608

Article

Education of the Senses

Available from: JSTOR

Publication: The Woman Teacher, vol. 7, no. 19

Pages: 163-164

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Senses and sensation, Senses and sensation in children

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Language: English

Book

Montessori- , Freinet- , Waldorfpädagogik: Konzeption und aktuelle Praxis [Montessori, Freinet, Waldorf education: Concept and current practice]

Alternative education, Célestin Freinet - Biographic sources, Célestin Freinet - Philosophy, Educational change, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Rudolf Steiner - Biographic sources, Rudolf Steiner - Philosophy, Waldorf method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Language: German

Published: Weinheim, Germany: Beltz, 1994

Edition: 2nd ed.

ISBN: 3-407-25140-8 978-3-407-25140-4

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